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Gifts Cooks Love

Gifts Cooks Love

While the title Gifts Cooks Love might sound like it is a catalog of baking gadgets and cooking tools, but it is actually a book of homemade gifts that you – as someone who loves to cook or bake – can make and give as gifts for any occasion, from housewarmings and birthdays to holiday parties. The recipes range from the simple to the gourmet, ... Read More »

Fat Witch Brownies: Brownies, Blondies, and Bars from New York’s Legendary Fat Witch Bakery

Fat Witch Brownies

New York’s Fat Witch Bakery doesn’t just make good brownies – they specialize in them. From classic brownies to indulgent blondies, Fat Witch really knows what they’re doing when it comes to making brownies, and they’re a hot not only in NYC, but in other parts of the country, which are served via their popular mail order business. Now, you can bake their brownies at ... Read More »

Glazed America

Glazed America

There are many foods that have an interesting story behind them, where they came from and how they got to be so popular. Few foods, however, have a background that is as closely tied with American history and culture as the donut. This simple pastry is classic Americana. The donut was a recipe frequently included in early American cookbooks. Although fried doughs exist in many ... Read More »

Spice Dreams

Spice Dreams

When you think of ice cream, what flavors spring to mind? Vanilla, Chocolate, Chunky Monkey? Or do think more along the lines of flavors like Chili Lemongrass and Cardamom Mint? Spice Dreams is a cookbook all about herb and spice infused ice creams, and it includes both combinations that sound familiar and ones that sound more exotic – as well as some that you might ... Read More »

Crust and Crumb: Master Formulas for Serious Bread Bakers

Crust and Crumb: Master Formulas for Serious Bread Bakers

Peter Reinhart is well known as an expert in all things baking, and his book, Crust and Crumb: Master Formulas for Serious Bread Bakers is a book worth looking at if you are set on producing some great loaves at home. The title of the book might sound a little intimidating to many home bakers, but this is really a book for those who are ... Read More »

Icebox Pies

Icebox Pies

Icebox pies are a type of pie that requires no baking. Usually, they have a graham cracker or crumb crust that is simply pressed into a pan and chilled, and they are filled with a variety of creamy fillings that set up in the refrigerator or freezer rather than in the oven. As a rule, the pies are easy to make and are a great ... Read More »

The Pastry Queen

The Pastry Queen

If classic, homestyle pastries and baked goods are your kind of thing, then The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes from the Texas Hill Country’s Rather Sweet Bakery & Cafe is definitely going to be up your alley. The cookbook is full of recipes from the popular Texas bakery that are classic recipes with a twist – and that twist usually takes them from ordinary to ... Read More »

The Perfect Scoop

The Perfect Scoop

Although you do generally need an ice cream maker in your kitchen, homemade ice cream is a great type of recipe to add to your repertoire and David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop is a great book to start with. The book covers all kinds of ice creams, sorbets, sherberts and granitas, as well as a variety of sauces and mix-ins to pair your creations with. ... Read More »

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